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Recent Sources of Identity Theft and Impact on Employers

Posted by Shahana Shah on November 15, 2017

“If your house was burning down, what three items would you take with you?”

This hypothetical question has probably crossed your mind at some point with varying scenarios, and everyone always questions what they would find most important. Usually, responses reflect sentimental items such as photos or videos. However, when faced with an evacuation in real life, there usually isn’t time to think of what you would ideally take. Recently, we saw the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as multiple wildfires in California. As thousands of people left their workplaces and homes, they were faced with making split second decisions on what they needed to grab before they left. Many of these victims lost their personal identification documents.

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Topics: Social Security Number

What does your Social Security Number say about you?

Posted by Accurate Background on July 14, 2015

For the average American, the Social Security Number holds special significance. It follows you from birth to death and can act as a key to a variety of sensitive information - bank accounts, tax returns, driver’s license information, residences, etc. However, even though you likely know your social by heart, you probably don’t know what those nine digits actually reveal. Today’s blog explores the history and significance of the social security number and how the SSN is used in the background screening industry.

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Topics: Social Security Number

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